Thursday, 15 August 2013

Suspected case of MERS-CoV in India...

A story at The Times of India describes a 40-year old male with fever and pneumonia who has been quarantined after returning to India from 35-days in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The patient is responding well to oseltamivir medication which does not support a MERS-CoV infection, rather an influenza infection. 40M has already tested negative for influenza A(H1N1) and MERS-CoV was suspected based on his travel history.

Testing at the National Institute of Virology in Pune, is ongoing.

FluTrackers has a thread on this story too.